Kevin Triplett Invited to be 2018 Keynote Speaker
Commissioner Kevin Triplett
Tennessee Department of Tourist Development
Kevin Triplett was appointed in April, 2015 to the cabinet of Governor Bill Haslam as commissioner of Tourist Development. Tourist Development is Tennessee’s No. 2 industry, bringing $19.3 billion in economic impact to the state, and more than $1.7 billion in state and local sales tax revenue. Prior to joining Gov. Haslam’s team, Triplett served Bristol Motor Speedway as vice-president of public affairs, overseeing government and community relations, special initiatives such as tourism and community relationships, and development. Before joining BMS in January 2005, Triplett worked for NASCAR, the sport’s sanctioning body from March 1994 until June 2003, beginning in the public relations department, overseeing several of NASCAR’s 50th Anniversary projects. He ended his tenure with NASCAR as managing director of business operations. The East Tennessee State University graduate previously managed media and public relations for several NASCAR sponsors, teams and drivers, including Dale Earnhardt. Triplett and his wife Jill have two children - Lucas William and Sarah Grace.